Georgetown Speedway

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Georgetown Speedway is located at the intersection of Route 113 and Speedway Road in Georgetown, Delaware: a 40-minute drive from Ocean City, Maryland, and miles from the popular Delaware beaches. Attendance on some nights is boosted by fans coming via the Cape May-Lewes Ferry from New Jersey. After sitting silent for a number of years the speedway was reopened in May 2006.[1] In 2015 the track was slightly shortened by reconfiguring turns one and two, bringing them in several feet further. The track had previously been believed to be measured as a half mile on the inside; now it is believed to be measured as a half mile on the outside.

Constructed in 1949 by businessman and auto racing pioneer Melvin L. Joseph, Georgetown Speedway is not only an historic landmark in Delaware, but is well-known across the country for its role in the development of stock car racing as it is known today.[citation needed]

Georgetown Speedway features a fast, half-mile clay oval that produces high speeds and thrilling racing action. The facility has spacious grandstands, ample parking, a large, flat pit area, room for overnight camping and more.[citation needed]

BD Motorsports Media LLC is managing the speedway’s operations since 2016. A special-events schedule of high-profile programs is planned to bring some of the region’s top talent to Sussex County, Delaware. The current management team has spent countless hours revamping the neglected track throughout the 2016 season and have been rewarded with standing room only crowds and rave reviews. Fresh paint, new improved signage, track maintenance equipment, and a revamped sound system has brought Georgetown Speedway to a whole new level. Multiple touring series, including Big/Small Block Modifieds, Super Late Models, and 360 Sprint cars are now featured at the track as well as classes that are a southern Delaware staple. With plenty of improvements and great changes, the current promotional team has kept the track true to its roots by honoring the tracks historical figures with memorial events and dedicated grandstand seating. More improvements were announced for the 2017 season such as a much anticipated lap counter and scoreboard that was purchased from the former Thunder Valley Speedway in Central City, Pennsylvania.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Georgetown Speedway restarts its engine". Delaware Coast Press. May 31, 2006. Archived from the original on September 27, 2007. 

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Coordinates: 38°39′05″N 75°21′51″W / 38.6514°N 75.3642°W / 38.6514; -75.3642